Academic interests

Early modern England, early America, Lew Wallace and the U.S. Civil War


Western Civilization (H 113 and H 114), British History (B 309 and B 310)


Association for Documentary Editing, Distinguished Service Award, 1993. English-Speaking Union of the United States, Award of Merit, 2002; Lily Dabney Scholar, 1972.


With J. Kent Calder, Writing Local History Today: A Guide to Researching, Publishing, and Marketing Your Book (American Association for State and Local History Book Series) (Lanham, Md.: Rowman & Littlefield, 2013). Project Director, The Papers of Lew and Susan Wallace, 5 DVD-ROMs (Indianapolis: Indiana Historical Society Press; Bloomington: Lilly Library, Indiana University, forthcoming 2016, contingent on funding). Edited, with Robert A. Rutland et al., The Papers of James Madison, vol. 14, 1791–93 (1983), vol. 15, 1793–95 (1985), vol. 16, 1795–97 (1989), Presidential Series, vol. 1, Mar.–Sept. 1809 (1984) (Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia). Serving God and Mammon: William Juxon, 1582–1663, Bishop of London, Lord High Treasurer of England, and Archbishop of Canterbury (Newark: University of Delaware Press, 1985). Articles and reviews in encyclopedias, newspapers, scholarly journals, and online networks.


American Association for State and Local History (Publications Committee, 2002–12, 1989–92, Chair, 2006–8; Program Committee, 1991 and 1989 annual meetings). Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society (Editor, Magazine of Albemarle County History, 1984–86). Association for Documentary Editing (Chair, Constitution and Bylaws Committee, 2012–, 1994–97; Cochair, Local Arrangements Committee, 2004 annual meeting; Councillor-at-Large, 1999–2002; Director of Publications, 1995–98; Editor, Documentary Editing, 1989–93). Conference of Historical Journals (Nominating Committee, 1990). Indiana Association of Historians (President, 2008–9).